Well, there is the actually putting the zipper in.
Then, there is the actually putting the zipper in correctly.
Practice makes perfect, they say... so why did I make a bag
with a wonderful lining, leaving the required 3" to turn the bag
right side out, only to discover that I had zippered the zipper
closed and couldn't get the bag open, much less turned right side out???
Then, of course, there is the leaving the zipper open, only to add a
'design element' where the pull tab on the end of the bag
is sewn in backwards, creating not a pull tab at all, but two stubby
ends of the ribbon sticking out... Geesh. I need more practice, it
is plain to see!!
After several days of committed sewing, I have completed
40 small bags of various proportions - small coin bags to
'12" x 12" carry everything in your luggage, knitting, quilting,
crafting world' AND 8 snap-closure bags AND 8 more futzy,
putzy kitten - knitting themed bags which were the near undoing
of my mental health. Oh, did I mention that I actually sewed through
my finger while putting in a zipper? This just after proclaiming to
Marsha that I was "finally getting the hang of this zipper thing."
Yeouch! Sewing is NOT for sissies!
In between zippers, I completed some more coasters... sewing around
and around and around and around. Thank goodness for the Antiques
Roadshow and a couple of movies to keep my mind occupied!
I'm excited to see what everyone has been working on this year!
See you Saturday at the Egg and I Breakfast! Woo Hoo!